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Blakey Howe - Lion Inn - Coast to Coast

Blakey Howe, Lion Inn, Coast to Coast

Blakey Howe Monument is a boundary stone on Blakey Howe, a hillock overlooking the Lion Inn near the roadside on Blakey Ridge between Farndale and Rosedale. It is listed as being of special architectural or historic interest and is described as an early 18th century sandstone monolith with a wedge-shaped top, about 1.4 metres high. There is an inscription clearly seen in the photograph below, with the initials T.D. which refers to Thomas Dunscombe, the former Lord of the Manor of Helmsley.

Blakey Howe is also know as Cockpit Hill, and used to be the site of cock fighting in the 18th century. The hill itself is a dug-out round barrow, which has been topped with a boundary stone.

The Coast to Coast footpath passes within yards of the monument, and is but a tiny climb to the hill top to view it. Doing so brings into view a magnificent panorama over the Rosedale Valley.
ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS
Blakey Howe
Blakey Ridge
Boundary Stone
Coast to Coast
Cock Fighting
Cockpit Hill
Farndale
Lion Inn
Rosedale Valley
Round BaRROW
Thomas Dunscombe




Blakey Howe overlooking the Lion Inn

Blakey Howe

Blakey Howe Monument on Cockpit Hill

Cockpit Hill
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